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Brad Pitt Among Winners of 2012 BIG DADDY AWARDS

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Brad Pitt wins four awards including the "Biggest Big Daddy Of Them All" for receiving the most overall votes of all of the nominees in the BIG DADDY AWARDS,  it was announced today. Pitt also won the "Current Movie Big Daddy," "Do-Gooder Big Daddy" and was voted one of three celebrities to be added to the "Movie Dad Hall of Fame."  Johnny DeppMark WahlbergWill SmithBruce WillisDavid Beckham, LeBron James, President ObamaBrad Paisley and George Stephanopoulos are among the winners in the online voting for the 2012 "Big Daddy Awards."  Fans participated in the first annual "Big Daddy Awards," an awards show held exclusively online for top celebrity dad picks in 33 categories that encompass film, television, music, comedy, sports and more. Voting continued through Father's Day on Sunday, June 17 at www.bigdaddyawards.com.

In association with "On The Line," a national prostate cancer awareness campaign, the "Big Daddy Awards" honor celebrity fathers in fun and unique categories. Top celebrity dads who have won each award are listed below:

1."Current TV Dad Big Daddy" Dan Castellaneta/Homer Simpson
2."Current Movie Dad Big Daddy" Brad Pitt/Moneyball
3."All Time Reality TV Dad Big Daddy" Ozzy Osbourne
4."Real TV Doctor Big Daddy" Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Oz
5."Morning TV Show Big Daddy" George Stephanopoulos
6."Late Night TV Host Big Daddy" Jimmy Kimmel
7."Entertainment TV Talk Show Host Big Daddy" Mario Lopez
8."Talk Radio Big Daddy" Howard Stern
9."Country Big Daddy" Brad Paisley
10."Hip Hop Big Daddy" Eminem
11."Rock On Big Daddy" Jon Bon Jovi
12."Top Pop Big Daddy" Patrick Monahan - Train
13."Pro Hoops Big Daddy" LeBron James
14.a'Pro Baseball Big Daddy" David Ortiz
15."Pro Football Big Daddy" Drew Brees
16."Golfing Big Daddy" Bubba Watson
17."Racing Big Daddy" Jeff Gordon
18."Father/Son of Sports Big Daddy" Peyton & Eli Manning – Archie Manning
19."Coaching Big Daddy" Bela Karolyi
20."Heartthrob Big Daddy" Johnny Depp
21."Funny Man Big Daddy" Robin Williams
22 "Tough Guy Big Daddy" Mark Wahlberg
23."Best Dressed Big Daddy" Will Smith
24."Bald and Beautiful Big Daddy" Bruce Willis
25."Iconic Big Daddy" Clint Eastwood
26."Best Accent Big Daddy"David Beckham
27."Hottest Thing in the Kitchen Big Daddy" Gordon Ramsay
28."Business Mogul Big Daddy" Bill Gates
29."Do-Gooder Big Daddy" Brad Pitt
30."Presidential Candidate Big Daddy" President Barack Obama
31."ON THE LINE—Prostate Cancer Survivor Big Daddy" Robert De Niro
The inaugural inductees into the "TV Dad Hall of Fame" are Bill Cosby as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show, Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show and Bob Saget as Danny Tanner on Full House. In "Movie Dad Hall of Fame," the inaugural inductees are Brad Pitt as Billy Beane in Moneyball, Chevy Chase as Clark Griswald in National Lampoon's Family Vacation and Will Smith as Chris Gardner in Pursuit of Happiness.

Fans are encouraged to send a shout out to congratulate their favorite Big Daddy Awards winner on Twitter including the hashtag #BigDaddyAwards.

The "Big Daddy Awards" was created by Michael Burg, Creator/Co-Executive Producer of the FOX Teen Choice Awards, in conjunction with On The Line.  The show was launched as a unique opportunity to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer programs and cure research.

"On behalf of On the Line, we want to congratulate all the Big Daddy nominees and winners. We hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day with their families. We're thankful for their support in helping us bring greater awareness to this very important cause (prostate cancer)," says Burg. 

In addition to voting for their favorite "Big Daddy," fans showed their support by making donations in honor of their father or a loved one by logging onto www.onthelinefoundation.org.

The 2012 "Big Daddy Awards" is the first in a series of philanthropic initiatives that On The Line will be rolling out this year to support the cause. 

On The Line Teammates: The On The Line campaign draws on expertise from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world's leading professional organization representing doctors who care for people with cancer. On The Line has enlisted teammates ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer, Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network, Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC), and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) to serve as local and community resources and networks.

On The Line Foundation: The On The Line Foundation raises funds to support prostate cancer education programs and research initiatives for finding a cure for the disease. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the On The Line campaign – an awareness and education initiative that provides resources to men who have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer or are living with the disease. On The Line Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.

On The Line Founding Sponsors: The On The Line prostate cancer campaign is made possible in part by the contributions of campaign sponsors committed to the well-being of patients with cancer and their families. With longstanding histories of discovering and developing treatments for those living with cancer, founding sponsors Amgen and Sanofi US are both committed to a collaborative effort that encourages men to take charge of their health.

Edge Health: The creator of On The Line, Edge Health, is an entertainment and branding entity that focuses on creating healthcare messaging for the consumer. To learn more, visit www.edgehealth.com.


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